Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus: No time for complacency, says NHS England

"Now is not the time to be complacent," NHS England medical director Stephen Powis has warned at the government's latest coronavirus press conference. Earlier, it was announced frontline hospital staff in England are starting to be tested to see whether they have coronavirus. The British Medical Association said the move towards testing NHS staff in England was "Long overdue", following concerns that healthy members of staff may have been self-isolating at home when they did not need to. The new tests being offered to frontline NHS staff are antigen tests, which indicate if someone is currently infected and risks spreading it to others. Prime Minster Boris Johnson chaired the government's morning Covid-19 by video-link as he isolates in Number 11 after testing positive for coronavirus and self-isolating.

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